Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Insurance companies must take note of the weight of their responsibilities and formulate and implement survival strategies in the wake of the removal of the two pillars that supported the myth of invulnerability.
Three years ago, I had that sense of invulnerability until I was diagnosed with a melanoma on the back of my scalp.
When organizations face risks and dangers, a deep sense of vulnerability may breed heroism, by which managers and workers act heroically as saviours so as to prove their independence and invulnerability. Ironically, such a culture of heroism often led to villainizing and scapecoating those who acted with courage and dedication.
Ralph Martin, a veteran journalist and freelance writer who has written two books on John Kennedy, contends that a driven, ruthless, yet loving father planted seeds of destruction in his sons, instilling in them a sense of invulnerability based on wealth, power, inherited good looks, and expedient approaches that not only led to marital infidelity and risk taking but to an obsession with pleasing their father through accomplishment, ultimately inspiring quests for the presidency.
The strength- invulnerability shtick is all the more dreadful because it's supposed to be obvious that this show is on Ally's side.
Seegers has provided some energy," he explains, "but I don't think the group has the resources and the organizational skills to pull it off" And Plotkin worries that if they fail, the group will only confirm Barry's sense of invulnerability as he ponders another run in 1998.
According to Janis (1982), a highly cohesive group (indexed by an unwillingness to express alternative solutions to an emerging and detectable group consensus) coupled with directive leadership gives rise to the three observable group decision features, namely, a defective decision making process, a low quality decision outcome, and five groupthink symptoms, (the illusions of invulnerability and unanimity, collective rationalization, self-censorship, and direct pressure on dissenters).
Tylus' bolder move is to locate within the tropes of "invulnerability" and the "shade" lent by patronage a connection between those ambivalent or contestatory relations and epistemological issues of authority, audience and (by extension if not equation) authorship.
Beyond this finding, little has been done to assist the prevention practitioner in designing interventions that effectively can break perceived invulnerability.
But time and time again, it is the vulnerability rather than the illusory invulnerability of the writer which lingers in the mind.
Its hero, Sir Gawayne, is presented as a devout but humanly imperfect Christian who wins a test of arms, resists temptation by a lord's wife, but succumbs to an offer of invulnerability.
Potentially seditious actions and ideas are shown to reinforce the dominant values of the society or are instrumental in providing an occasion for the state apparatus to employ its instruments of suppression and thus exert its authority in a dramatic display of its own invulnerability. On the other hand, Louis Montrose contends that the artist can achieve a "relative autonomy" in order to affect cultural change (5-11), "fashioning and refashioning consciousness, defining possibilities of action, shaping identities, [and] shaping visions of justice and order" (Fox-Genovese 222).